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Daily Archives: January 28th, 2019

British rally driver Rhys Yates drove “one of the best events of his life” to finish fourth in the WRC2 category at the momentous Rallye Monte Carlo last week, kick-starting his 2019 World Rally Championship campaign (24th – 27th January).

Known as one of the most difficult events in the World Rally Championship calendar, “Monte’s” reputation is etched in the history books for claiming some of the best drivers in the sport. Read More »

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Omagh Motor Club launched its upcoming Samsonas Rally Fivemiletown (16 February) at St. Mary’s Primary School last week where students had the opportunity to enter a colouring competition!

Students Jayden, Cormac and Dara were selected as the top three, with Jayden’s Subaru World Rally Team inspired design chosen as the overall winner. They each received t-shirts with their designs printed on the rear.

All students were treated to a presentation about motorsport by motor club representatives, Niall Mc Gonigle and Ryan Darcy, who teamed up with competitors Shane McGirr, Martin Cairns and Motorsport UK’s Regional Development Officer, Jonathan MacDonald. Read More »

– The Bernini Rally Team car driven by Italians Enrico Brazzoli and Manuel Fenoli score the highest points in the GT international championship
– The Abarth 124 rally will be competing for the Abarth Rally Cup in the European Championship Read More »

FIA President Jean Todt and Deputy President (Sport) Graham Stoker crowned the 2018 British Champions during Motorsport UK’s prestigious Night of Champions ceremony in London on Saturday (26 January).

David Richards CBE, Chairman of Motorsport UK, hosted the winners of British motorsport’s most prestigious titles for the annual awards evening at the Royal Automobile Club. They were joined by a series of special award winners, each recognised for outstanding achievement in their areas of contribution to the sport. Steve Rider and Hannah White, the broadcaster and adventurer, co-presented the evening. Read More »

Race Retro, powered by *Motor Sport*, will celebrate the legacy of Le Mans with a display of iconic vehicles that have competed at what is arguably the most famous motor race in the world.

There is no better place to celebrate the achievements of Le Mans 24 Hours than within the *Motor Sport *Hall of Fame Live at Race Retro, held at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from February 22-24, 2019. Read More »

Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia produced a heroic effort in their C3 WRC this weekend to win the Rallye Monte-Carlo by the narrowest margin in the history of the event. A winning margin that reflected the intensity of the fight and the stunning performance delivered. This exceptional result saw Citroën Racing claim its hundredth WRC win at the start of the year in which the brand celebrates its centenary. Read More »

The 570S GT4 scored McLaren an historic result at the Daytona International Speedway racing in the inaugural Michelin Pilot Challenge race (formerly Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge), with GT4 customer team Compass Racing and McLaren Automotive Factory Driver Paul Holton taking victory and Motorsports in Action securing the final podium spot. The result marks the first win of 2019 for the 570S GT4 and Holton, as well as the first ever win for McLaren at the world-famous Florida circuit. Read More »

– Both Mazda RT24-Ps ran at the front of the filed in the Daytona 24 Hours before double retirement.
– Britain’s Oliver Jarvis started the world famous round-the-clock race from pole position.
– The next round of the series is the Sebring 12 Hours on the 16th March.

While one Mazda RT24-P led and the other ran in the top-three, neither would see the finish of the grueling Daytona 24 Hours, but they demonstrated record-breaking speed during the race week. Read More »